Completely free, global, real-time emergency aircraft locating service. Available to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Aircraft Operators, Regulators and Search and Rescue Organizations.Register
Learn more about how Aireon ALERT works.
Aireon Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) will provide the last received ADS-B reported position of an aircraft to assist pre-registered aviation stakeholders such as ANSPs, airlines and search and rescue organizations in aircraft emergency situations.
The Aireon ALERT service is free of charge to pre-registered authorities such as ANSPs, aircraft operators, regulators and search and rescue organizations.
When an aircraft is in an uncertainty phase, alert phase or distress phase, a pre-registered ANSP, aircraft operator, regulator or search and rescue organization can call the Aireon ALERT 24/7 phone number and provide the missing aircraft’s unique ICAO 24Bit Address (in HEX i.e. 4CA123) or Flight ID. The Aireon ALERT operator will search for the last known position of the aircraft, and if found, will provide that location in WGS84 coordinates to the ANSP, aircraft operator or search and rescue organization over the phone. The Aireon ALERT operator will also email a report of the location of the missing aircraft to the designated representative within the pre-registered organization.
The service is only available to commercial aircraft operators, ANSPs, regulators and search and rescue organizations who may at some point need to know the last known position of an aircraft in an uncertainty phase, alert phase or distress phase. The service is not designed for private pilots and the General Aviation (GA) community, who are reminded that they should escalate all requests for uncertainty, alert or distress actions with the appropriate ANSP and mandatory State authority in accordance with current procedures. Use of the Aireon ALERT service by persons who want to know the last position of an aircraft, but are not directly related to or responsible for the aircraft in focus, can compromise the timely delivery of the service.
Aireon ALERT will be available once the Iridium® NEXT constellation, hosting the Aireon ADS-B payloads, is fully operational. Pre-registration is currently open, and full services will be available in Q1 of 2019. For updates on the Aireon system and service, please visit https://aireon.com.